Valentine’s Day is a special time to express love and appreciation, whether you’re coupled up or flying solo. This year, why not show some extra love and appreciation for your friends?
This (non) Galentine’s Day we’re celebrating by getting together as a flat and having a meal together. We’ll eat cake, drink cocktails, and just spend time enjoying each other’s company in between a few movies. After a tumultuous couple of weeks (including the Auckland flooding and beyond) it’s good to finally spend some time together and re-connect.
On that note, I’ve actually just come back from a night out with my flatmates where we all dressed up and had some drinks at our local restaurant. It felt so good to catch up – almost like summer, even though we had a cyclone warning a few hours ago. It reminded me of Dolly Alderton’s “Everything I Know About Love”, which talks about the idea that friendship is an anchor, especially in turbulent times. With Galentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good excuse to show your friends how much you appreciate them, whether it’s big or subtle.
So, if you’re celebrating the same way as us this year, here are some Valentine’s Day outfits inspiration for you. I can tell you now, whatever your situation is, you’ll feel better for making the most of it.
Vintage Two-Piece Set
I’m in love with this set from With Jean. This set is a modern interpretation of vintage perfection. Pair this set with an oversized blazer and heels for a dinner out, or with sneakers for a more casual look.
The Romantic Two-Piece Set
This Valentine’s Day, I’m all about the Cottagecore two-piece skirt and top set. It’s romantic, dreamy and a little bit sexy too. I love how elegant it looks when paired with some strappy heels and dainty earrings. This look definitely has a vintage vibe – perfect for those cosy winter dates with someone special. Or if you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day, team it with some statement jewellery and a bold lip colour for an effortlessly chic look.
White Two-Piece Sophisticated Set
Trending, and perfect for the occasion. Whether you’re going out to dinner or drinks, this look is sure to make you feel delicate and pretty. The romantic combination of a soft sweetheart and/or ruffled neckline top and high-waisted midi skirt speaks to the traditional feel of the day.
Lace Top Casual Outfit
For those of you that are going for a more casual outfit, a lacy top and trouser set is an ideal choice. The beauty of this look is that it can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Wear it with a pair of statement earrings for a romantic dinner date, or opt for a comfy sneaker for a low-key hangout. The intricate lace detailing adds just the right amount of texture and femininity to the look, making it an ideal choice for a Valentine’s Day outing.
Classic Silk Satin Slip Dress
The classic silk satin slip dress is a timeless and stylish look for Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect combination of sophistication and romance, with its delicate and slinky silhouette that will never go out of style. An ode to Love Island, whether you choose to accessorise it with some subtle jewels or keep it simple, this dress is sure to “turn heads”.
Dainty White Embroidered Dress
If you need to dress up for a romantic Valentine’s Day date and don’t want to go with the expected red and pink colour palette, why not try something different? This dainty embroidered white dress is perfect for the daytime, whether you’re heading out for brunch or lunch with your girls.
The Satin and Lace Dress
Slightly lingerie-esk, but still subtle – this dress is one that you can wear effortlessly from day to night. It combines the classic Valentine’s Day colourways with a daring plunging neckline and sheer mesh inserts for an eye-catching effect. As you can see, it’s the perfect dress to draw attention and win you some free drinks along the way.
Bohemian Valentine’s Day Outfit
Ah, the romantic bohemian look – perfect for Valentine’s Day! To get the timelessly chic vibe it exudes, pair it with your favourite delicate jewellery for that extra touch of luxury. Sleek boots or sandals are perfect to finish off this effortless ensemble.
Waistcoat Chic Outfit
For a classic and timeless look, you can’t go wrong with the waistcoat chic outfit. The crisp lines of the waistcoat are sure to make a statement while the mini skirt adds a flirty touch. If you’re looking to invest in an outfit you’ll wear again after Valentine’s Day, you can’t go past this.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 days Yellow Dress
Is there a dress more iconic than the yellow dress Andie wears in “How To How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”? Get the look with this beautiful number. This canary-hued number is sure to attract attention on Galentine’s Day. The classic satin slip mixed with a lace insert has a cutesy vibe that will definitely get you in the spirit of celebrating your favorite ladies.
On that note, I’m about to put in an order for a few of these Galentine’s Day outfits. Whether you’re attending a romantic dinner, brunch with your girls or just looking for something special to wear on the day, one of these nine looks is sure to have you feeling like the best version of yourself.
I hope you all have an amazing day however you chose to celebrate it!